2 Timothy 2:23
“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”

If you had nothing better to do with your time, you might enjoy thinking about such things as: “How do I know that the whole world isn’t just a figment of someone’s imagination?” Or, “How do I know that the whole universe didn’t suddenly pop into existence 20 minutes ago?”

Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking at the National Air and Space Museum in 2009According to an article in Tech Insider, “Most physicists and philosophers agree that it’s impossible to prove definitively that we don’t live in a simulation and that the universe is real.”

No, I’m not making this up. And yes, these are questions that philosophers and evolutionists spend their time talking about. As a participant in the 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, Neil deGrasse Tyson and his fellow panelists discussed whether the universe is a simulation. If you saw the 1999 film The Matrix, you know what I’m talking about. Tyson said the likelihood of the universe being a simulation “may be very high,” adding that “it is easy for me to imagine that everything in our lives is just the creation of some other entity for their entertainment.”

What’s this? Could Tyson be talking about God? As an evolutionist, this is something he would not do. Extraterrestrials maybe, but God never! While philosophers might enjoy such discussions, don’t you prefer spending your time learning how the real universe works and giving praise to the God who created it?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, there are so many foolish matters people waste their time on so they don’t have to think about their sin and their need for salvation! Make them hungry for Your truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: Kevin Loria, “Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there’s a ‘very high’ chance the universe is just a simulation,” Tech Insider, 4/21/16. Photo: Neil deGrasse Tyson speaking at the National Air and Space Museum in 2009. (PD)

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